Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

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The City of West Torrens is currently developing a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and are seeking your feedback to ensure the Plan remains relevant for the community and, in doing so supports a City where people want to live, work and enjoy life.


What is access and inclusion?

Access and inclusion makes communities liveable for everyone; this means the ability to move around the community and access facilities, programs and services in an equal and dignified manner. This includes involvement in business, work, education, volunteering, social and leisure activities.

Access (sometimes referred to as universal access) means that regardless of ability, a person can approach, enter, pass to or from and make use of an area and its facilities, programs and services without assistance.

Planning for access and inclusion involves considering design, place and people and how they inter-relate.



Why have a plan?

All levels of government, including councils, have obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act, 1992 (DDA). The DDA makes it illegal to discriminate against a person because of a disability when providing goods, services or facilities, or access to public premises.

In addition to the DDA, the National Disability Strategy 2010- 2020 (NDS) brings together all levels of government in a unified, national approach to improve the lives of people living with a disability for the first time in Australia’s history. The Inclusion SA: State Disability Inclusion Plan 2019-2023 provides the framework for local government plans.

Planning for disability access and inclusion benefits not only people living with a disability, but also the wider community and councils as organisations and employers. Small changes can have a big impact on people living with a disability. Improving access creates a more inclusive and engaging community and has benefits for everyone.



What will a plan do?

Council recognises that people living with a disability are part of the social fabric of our community and should have the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of society. As such, it is important to plan for opportunities that facilitate the choice for people to access both mainstream and/or tailored initiatives, activities and services, moving beyond minimum compliance.

This plan aims to:

• Align the City of West Torrens’ obligations under the DDA and the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with our internal planning framework.

• Continue to improve access to facilities, services and assets that contribute to quality of life for residents, visitors and employees in West Torrens, using a fair and reasonable approach.

• Facilitate active citizenship whereby people a living with disability can vote and are engaged members of the local community, in partnership with key agencies and service providers within West Torrens.

• Promote attitudinal change in the community through role modelling and advocacy.

• Recognise areas in which we are successful in supporting access and inclusion.

• Investigate and commit to beyond minimum compliance actions.



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How to have your say

Provide your feedback using any of the following:

  • Online
    Use the online feedback form at the bottom of this page.

  • Post
    Complete the
    downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission (including your name and residential address) and mail to:
    'Draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan submission'
    City of West Torrens
    165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    Hilton 5033

  • Email
    Complete the
    downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission (including your name and residential address) and email csu@wtcc.sa.gov.au with the subject heading 'Draft Disability Access and Inclusion submission '.


All responses must be received by 5pm Thursday 14 October 2021.


Additional information

Manager Community Services on 8416 6240 / email cluya@wtcc.sa.gov.au


Council’s use of personal information

Please note that the City of West Torrens is a public authority which is bound by the Local Government Act 1999, and other relevant legislation, to retain information and to make certain information publicly available. In some instances, this will require Council to publish personal information such as names and addresses of those whose information it holds. If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal information please contact Council on (08) 8416 6333.



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The City of West Torrens is currently developing a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and are seeking your feedback to ensure the Plan remains relevant for the community and, in doing so supports a City where people want to live, work and enjoy life.


What is access and inclusion?

Access and inclusion makes communities liveable for everyone; this means the ability to move around the community and access facilities, programs and services in an equal and dignified manner. This includes involvement in business, work, education, volunteering, social and leisure activities.

Access (sometimes referred to as universal access) means that regardless of ability, a person can approach, enter, pass to or from and make use of an area and its facilities, programs and services without assistance.

Planning for access and inclusion involves considering design, place and people and how they inter-relate.



Why have a plan?

All levels of government, including councils, have obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act, 1992 (DDA). The DDA makes it illegal to discriminate against a person because of a disability when providing goods, services or facilities, or access to public premises.

In addition to the DDA, the National Disability Strategy 2010- 2020 (NDS) brings together all levels of government in a unified, national approach to improve the lives of people living with a disability for the first time in Australia’s history. The Inclusion SA: State Disability Inclusion Plan 2019-2023 provides the framework for local government plans.

Planning for disability access and inclusion benefits not only people living with a disability, but also the wider community and councils as organisations and employers. Small changes can have a big impact on people living with a disability. Improving access creates a more inclusive and engaging community and has benefits for everyone.



What will a plan do?

Council recognises that people living with a disability are part of the social fabric of our community and should have the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of society. As such, it is important to plan for opportunities that facilitate the choice for people to access both mainstream and/or tailored initiatives, activities and services, moving beyond minimum compliance.

This plan aims to:

• Align the City of West Torrens’ obligations under the DDA and the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with our internal planning framework.

• Continue to improve access to facilities, services and assets that contribute to quality of life for residents, visitors and employees in West Torrens, using a fair and reasonable approach.

• Facilitate active citizenship whereby people a living with disability can vote and are engaged members of the local community, in partnership with key agencies and service providers within West Torrens.

• Promote attitudinal change in the community through role modelling and advocacy.

• Recognise areas in which we are successful in supporting access and inclusion.

• Investigate and commit to beyond minimum compliance actions.



View documents



How to have your say

Provide your feedback using any of the following:

  • Online
    Use the online feedback form at the bottom of this page.

  • Post
    Complete the
    downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission (including your name and residential address) and mail to:
    'Draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan submission'
    City of West Torrens
    165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    Hilton 5033

  • Email
    Complete the
    downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission (including your name and residential address) and email csu@wtcc.sa.gov.au with the subject heading 'Draft Disability Access and Inclusion submission '.


All responses must be received by 5pm Thursday 14 October 2021.


Additional information

Manager Community Services on 8416 6240 / email cluya@wtcc.sa.gov.au


Council’s use of personal information

Please note that the City of West Torrens is a public authority which is bound by the Local Government Act 1999, and other relevant legislation, to retain information and to make certain information publicly available. In some instances, this will require Council to publish personal information such as names and addresses of those whose information it holds. If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal information please contact Council on (08) 8416 6333.



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  • The City of West Torrens is currently developing a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and are seeking your feedback to ensure the Plan remains relevant for the community and, in doing so supports a City where people want to live, work and enjoy life.

    To provide feedback on the Draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, you can either complete this online feedback form or fill-out the downloadable feedback form and return it to the Council offices, 165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton SA 5033.

    All responses must be received by 5pm Thursday 14 October 2021. 

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